Our goal is to keep your pet happy and healthy - so that they can live with you for longer
Veterinary Technician and Nurse Team
Jill Herzog RVT - Veterinary Technician - Jill supports our team full time and has a background in pet rehab care. She also enjoys making each vet visit low stress and fun for your pet. Jill has a dog - Cee Cee and a parrot - Birdy at home - she is also a huge Ducks fan and you will often find her supporting or playing ice hockey.
Carla Granados - Practice Manager and CSR- Carla is our queen of all things administrative. She has a wealth of experience in veterinary offices, but her client care skills are her best attribute. She will take care of overseeing scheduling, refills, messages, follow up calls and everything in between. She has a beautiful cat named Tony, who is also a feline model for her other job as an animal photographer, and added to her family a cute mixed breed called Kaya who LOVES to come visit us at the clinic. Carla also runs the social media page and knows how to capture your pet in the best light and show that your pets are having a happy time at the clinic.
Edina Kuras- Veterinary Nurse technician- Edina joined our team in June 2021 - she has previously worked with Dr Barry at another practice and gained further experience in local veterinary clinics. She has a beautiful dog named Brindle and a cat. Edina also volunteers at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach - where she takes care of sick or injured wild sea lions or seals.
Heidi Pankratz - Veterinary Nurse technician - Heidi joined our team in July 2021 - She comes from a background of working at a Wolf rescue group, as well as other wildlife and zoological centers. She has a sweet senior dog named Mitzy who has travelled all over the world with her as well as a cat named Poe. Heidi is also a Spanish speaker.
Brooke Speaker -CSR-Brooke joined our team in September 2021 while also volunteering at a local farm rescue as a client service representative. She's here to help you over the phone with appointments, refills and of course helping with client questions. She loves all sorts of animals and enjoys giving a helping hand when needed. She has a handsome cat named Boots and a new puppy named Max.
Angie De Dios - Veterinary Nurse technician-Angie joined our team in September of 2021-She pushed her interest from working at a shelter to becoming a veterinary nurse technician and she is here to make sure your pets feel comfortable during exams and treatments. Her skills and knowledge are truly appreciated. She has a daughter and no pets at this time, but her heart is open to all our patients.
Jamie Hwang - Veterinary Nurse technician-Jamie has been part time with us form the beginning, but recently has become full time. She enjoys making each visit as stress free as possible and has a soft spot for the senior pets. She's currently studying to become a licensed Veterinary Nurse (RVT) and loves spoiling her 2 senior dogs Savannah and Suzy, whom have their own social media page.